Gov. Kelly implements new Unified Testing Strategy

Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 12:39 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas is seeing over 700 new cases of COVID-19 per day.

Governor Laura Kelly says the State of Kansas is seeing over 700 new cases of COVID-19 per day. For this reason, she said she is once again setting out to flatten the curve by advancing her unified testing strategy.

Gov. Kelly said the new strategy will increase routine screening in counties with high case counts and prominent settings such as schools and nursing homes.

According to Gov. Kelly, Rockefeller Testing Solutions Group will facilitate an exchange with state officials for the best health practices to reopen the economy. She said the effort will help Kansas stay up to date on the best testing practices.

“We owe it to each other to protect each other,” said Gov. Kelly.

Governor Kelly also said that Tuesday, Oct. 13, is the last day for Kansans to register to vote for the 2020 General Election. She said counties can use their CARES Act funding to add dropoff ballot boxes and extend polling hours.

Oct. 13, 12:39 p.m.

Gov. Laura Kelly to hold COVID-19 news conference

Governor Laura Kelly will hold a COVID-19 related news conference on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Governor Laura Kelly says she will hold a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. She said the conference will focus on COVID-19 updates.

According to Gov. Kelly, she will also discuss Kansas' new Unified Testing Strategy.

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